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ERIC Number: EJ810026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
Modernisation and the Field of Educational Administration
Gunter, Helen M.
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v40 n2 p161-172 Aug 2008
In this article I examine New Labour's approach to the transformation of education by focusing on Michael Barber's account of policy delivery, and I show that while historical analysis is relevant to policy processes it is absent in the reality of design. I provide a critical evaluation of knowledge claims underpinning policy in England before I go on to show the importance of history both for and about policy and practice in education, where a specific claim is made for its relevance to futuring and strategising. (Contains 55 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)